From selling merchandise to ad spots, the Yellow Mafia is making hay (and pesos) while the election sun shines.
All this is about depicting Noy and Mar as poor and wanting in campaign funds – possibly spinning some yarn that they will ultimately be supported (paid for) by the masses.
I don’t know who was the genius copywriter who came up with this P.A.Y. crap, but at least you have to hand it to the scribe for some truth to the not-too-clever acronym. Yes, we’ll all pay — dearly — if we let the joke that is Noynoy sit in Malacanang.
Anyway, back to the crass selling. Noy and Mar are selling us everything from caps to ad spots (their ads, of course), and it is as organized as a tiangge — possibly the only thing in this campaign with any organization. (As Bugs had so eloquently said on “Space Jam”: “What kind of a Mickey Mouse operation is this?”
Even Bench and other big chains are getting into the act with their caboodles of yellow merchandise and shirts. Then you see the yellow ribbon stickers all over the place — particularly on costly SUVs and other fancy vehicles.
So one begins to wonder: all the big corporate types and the rich are rooting for (or at least find it fashionable to be) Noy. What freaking change are we talking about? Doesn’t that just shout STATUS QUO?
Those in power will continue to be in power. When the joke that is the Makati Business Club show their preference for the balding one, doesn’t that just tell you that they want to uphold the STATUS QUO? Oh come on. They’re businessmen, for crying out loud. Businesses hate change — especially if it involves their moolah.
Going back to the shameless solicitation, can you think of a bigger irony than to have ordinary people pay for the campaign of RICH PEOPLE? WTF! These people own the Araneta Center, Hacienda Luisita, etc.! Can you get an idea of their collective wealth?
While we ordinary shmucks struggle to make rent, pay the minimum on our credit card, and argue with taxi drivers over their “pangongontrata,” Noy and Mar always have their wads of cash and comfy homes to go home to.
Might as well revive the freaking TRIBUTE system, if you ask me.
Noy, suggestion: Why don’t you swipe some of your sister’s Chanel or Hermes bags and sell them instead of asking money from us? Why don’t you use some of the cash that you stole from the Hacienda Luisita farmers who didn’t get their fare share from that scam of a project called SCTEX? You got P25 million from that right? I know because the 6,000 stockholder farmers only got P2.7 million when they should’ve gotten P27 million.
Mar, suggestion: Why don’t you get a store in your mom’s mall and sell something useful? I know that your mom already advanced so much for your campaign, but don’t burden us with raising the money that Noy filched from you after you slid down to VP. But I feel you, pare. It’s hard to get someone to finance the second banana.
Goddamn. What a mess.